Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways

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Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways is a multi-year programme focused on the future of New Zealand’s research, science, and innovation system. Through Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways, we are building a modern, future focused research system for New Zealand to meet the challenges and make the most of the opportunities ahead of us.

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Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways White Paper

In December 2022, MBIE released the Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways White Paper, which outlines the Government’s vision for reforming the research, science and innovation system. The White Paper includes key policy directions and provides a roadmap to implement the reform programme.

Background

Our research, science and innovation system has served Aotearoa New Zealand exceptionally well: from supporting our economy and society, to enhancing understanding of our natural world, helping us solve environmental challenges, and underpinning our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We now need to consider how we best position our system for the future.

Green Paper and consultation

The Green Paper was the first step in the Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways Programme, and signals the start of what will be a multi-year process.

Reference Group

The Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways Reference Group is an external group established in March 2021 to provide high-level strategic guidance to the MBIE Science Leadership Team on the Te Ara Paerangi’ programme.

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Last updated: 17 November 2022